Is the word whirlpool misspelled

Vukabular

Member
Serbian
Derived from whirl (swirl) + pool (a small body of standing or stagnant water). The whirlpool is created in fast flowing water, spinning and pulling, so it makes sense to me that it be written "whirlpull.
 
  • Stoggler

    Senior Member
    UK English
    :confused:

    You said yourself that it’s derived from whirl and pool, so why would the second element become pull? The word is whirlpool, simple as that.
     

    bearded

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Hi
    'Pool' means pond/water basin
    pool - Dictionary of English
    A whirlpool is water with a whirl (circular movement) inside it… I think it is well spelt.
    Besides, the pronunciation of 'pull' is not the same as that of 'pool' (in pool a longer vowel is audible).
     

    merquiades

    Senior Member
    English (USA Northeast)
    No. Whirlpool is indeed correct. Pool is just an amount of water that has collected in an area and whirl is to spin around. So it's just water spinning around.
     
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